Without teeth, tongues would slither out of mouths and go on to lead unfulfilling lives catching raindrops and licking strangers’ faces. Keep a stir-crazy taste muscle contained in a gleaming cage with this Groupon: for $59, you get a dental-care package at the dental practice of Clara M. Hyun, D.M.D., located in West Orange (a $285 value). The package includes:
- A preventive dental exam
Dr. Clara M. Hyun draws on 30 years of experience and a degree from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine to bolster smiles of all ages. Dr. Hyun’s friendly, caring staff greets patients in four languages, including Korean, Russian, and Spanish, in order to clearly convey the warm feelings of welcome often lost during the all-staff interpretive dance. During one-hour preventive exams, either Dr. Hyun or her associate, Dr. Elikashvili, will carefully inspect the mouth for signs of cavities or gum disease before employing an x-ray machine to pinpoint potential problems hiding below the tooth surface. Plaque and tartar then flee during a gentle cleaning, which helps ward off ailments such as gingivitis and periodontitis.
Nervous patients can put their dental fears to rest throughout treatment by unwinding with complimentary NuCalm technology, which pairs chewable, adrenaline-countering tablets with gentle FDA-cleared microcurrent stimulation. Light-blocking sunglasses help minds stay relaxed by blocking visual stimuli, and soothing music floods ears with peaceful sounds rivaled only by the sweetest of conch-shell lullabies.